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#121 Stealthy Ninja

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:04 AM

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I like your choices and suggestions, particularly the Pac Safe stuff. I was concerned on a recent trip to Hong Kong and family always tell me there's a lot of pick pockets and thieves so you want to carry things close and up front when applicable, and anything important make sure you store secure and as internally as possible.

Was a little concerned, but I've been to HK a number of times already and never had an issue, though I always paid attention to my surroundings and exercised precaution... (knock on wood).

I am a 190cm white guy who's lived in Hong Kong for about 16 years.

Hong Kong is a really safe city. I've never had any problems at all, maybe because I'm a big "scary" gwai lou (foreigner), I'm not sure.

There's pick pockets in some districts, I usually pull my billingham in front of me if I am in a crowd. I also will have earphones in my phone (I'll know if it gets stolen because it'll disconnect the sound) and I keep a hand on my wallet.

My wife had her phone stolen years ago and had someone try and razor blade open her bag once. But I've had no issues personally.

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 03:17 PM

Where do I start! I have four, it depends what gear I am using and the weather:

 

1) Billingham Hadley with just the X100S/T and flash, or X-Pro1/X-T1 18~135 or 18~55 lens and no flash

 

2) Billingham L2 with X-Pro1/X-T1, 18~135 or 18~55 lens and i40 flash

 

3) ThinktankPhoto Urban disguise 40 with X-Pro1/X-T1,18~135 or 18~55 lens and i40 flash plus extra lenses  dry weather conditions

 

4) Billingham 107 with X-Pro1/X-T1,18~135 or 18~55 lens and i40 flash plus extra lenses wet weather conditions



#123 vkalia

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 06:18 PM

Ideal feature to collect water inside the bag when it rains.

 

The recently passed away Dutch soccer champion Johan Cruyff was famous for phrases a bit like Yogi Berra’s ( who passed away one year before). He coined a phrase which is now commonplace in the Dutch idiom.

 

Every advantage has its disadvantage.

 

 

And yet, in nearly 20 years of photography, I have never managed to accumulate a swimming pool in my bag.     I do an immensely crazy thing called "close the zipper and put on the rain cover" when it rains, relying on the regular flap then.

 

Johan Cruyff also seems to be a master of stating the obvious.



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 11:19 AM


Looking for a bag to carry an X Pro 2 with a couple of small primes ( 35 and 14mm) plus a couple of batteries. However it must be leather and smart. Years ago I had a lovely case for my Leica outfit, but cannot remember the name, something like " Bacco", and no, it wasn't a " Benser" I still have a Leica shoulder bag for the R3, but the fixed inserts just cannot be made to fit the Fuji, but it's so beautifully made I can't wheelie bin it, and who on earth uses R3 Leicas anymore.
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Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:10 PM

Looking for a bag to carry an X Pro 2 with a couple of small primes ( 35 and 14mm) plus a couple of batteries. However it must be leather and smart. Years ago I had a lovely case for my Leica outfit, but cannot remember the name, something like " Bacco", and no, it wasn't a " Benser" I still have a Leica shoulder bag for the R3, but the fixed inserts just cannot be made to fit the Fuji, but it's so beautifully made I can't wheelie bin it, and who on earth uses R3 Leicas anymore.

 

Ona Bowery.  I typically carry both my Pro1 with the 35ƒ1.4, and a T1 with the 14 or 60 as well as an additional lens in that bag.  With plenty of room for batteries, cards, cleaning cloths, sunscreen, and a notebook.


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 09:49 AM

Billingham Hadley Large every time love it



#127 bigdaddy185

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 04:08 PM

I have many camera bags. From 3 Billingham's, 3 Think tanks and numerous backpacks. I just can't seem to find the one I Like. everyone has good and bad. But this is what I have learned so far.

 

1) I like the bag to be stylish. If I like the looks I will be happier with it and also grab it more often.

 

2) Protected from the elements. Rain or snow. I don't want to baby the bag or worry about it.

 

3) slightly larger than what I need. I like taking a 3 lens setup when walking around most of the time. 3 primes, 3 zooms, or a combination of. Room for accessories. I don't like things to tight that I have to struggle getting in and out of the bag. Or have to pack in a certain way in order to fit.

 

4) Confortable and not to heavy. The lighter the bag the easier to carry.

 

5) *Have a spot for a water bottle. This one has become a big must for me. I find when spending a day or half a day shooting I always end up getting a bootle of water and never having anywhere to put it. I don't want to hold it my hands as I want to shoot. Placing it in my bag during the summer forms condensation or can wet the inside. This one I find more and more of a must. 

 

Just my two cents worth to consider when looking for a bag.


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#128 Randy Pollock

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 02:53 AM

I use a Think Tank Retrospective 7. It can comfortably fit my X-T1 with a lens mounted, an extra lens, a speedlight, my Instax, and whatever accessories you'd need with those with room to spare. There's definitely room for another lens in there, but I've been having trouble finding more versatile dividers for the bag, so I've got a couple compartments with a lot more empty space than there should be. Currently looking for a divider that's only velcro'd on one side, so I can use the flap between one lens stacked on another.

 

17301573905_a0077e98d1_c.jpgPacked bag by philbabbey, on Flickr

 

17114020030_2969dfae52_c.jpgContents by philbabbey, on Flickr

 

I'm new to the mirrorless world and the X-T2 will be my first venue with Fuji...do you think this bag will fit the X-T2 with grip attached? I plan on keeping the grip on most of the time.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 05:45 PM

My ultra portable solution - a Domke F5XB. It just about fits the following:

 

X-T2, with 35mm 1.4 mounted (with hood on)

90mm f2 with third party short hood mounted

18-55 (couldn't squeeze a hood onto this one)

 

Plus a couple of batteries, lens pen, wipes and microfibre cloth etc. It is pretty snug at the point to say the least but works! 

 

 

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I do need a bigger bag for times when I need to carry more, but I'm a bit obsessed with carrying the smallest camera bag I can get away with!  I recently bought a Tenba DNA 8, which has more pockets etc than the Domke, but I didn't get on with it as the flap doesn't fold behind the bag when open, which I find extremely annoying. My fault though -  should have researched this more when I ordered it.


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#130 JackParrish

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 12:51 AM

Here's my favorite setup. I have found, after trying out most bag versions over the years, that there is no perfect setup. It's not even fair to try. The best we can hope for is a bag that helps us feel some relief as we manage a portfolio of tradeoffs around what we want and what we need. it helps if it has some style to it, at least for professional work that requires moving in an out of a variety of offices and meetings over a week.

The best quality bags I've found are ThinkTank and Ona. Others are good, too, but even some of the really expensive bags out there have frustrating inserts, or stiffness in the bag, that makes them hard to work out of. For those who use their bags to transport their equipment from one table top to another, I think there is a larger selection of bags that check most of the boxes you need. But if you're going to be working out of a bag for longer stretches, there are just a lot fewer options where the tradeoffs don't become overwhelming pretty fast.

I don't carry around a bunch of loose lenses. I almost never change them when shooting out of a walking bag, and I've found that the best way to get the benefit of multiple lenses is by keeping them mounted on multiple bodies. For all my professional work, I use two XT2 bodies (XT1 before that) and then I have a "third body" for a third lens, or that I use in terrible weather (never want to chance it with the main bodies if I can avoid it). My third body, right now, is an XT1 that also serves as a very small "cocktail camera" when I need it to be as unintrusive as possible.

I keep the 23mm on a body almost always, and then either the 56mm or the 90mm fuji lenses on the other. If it's during the day, I generally have the 90mm on it as it's a great tradeoff for size against the 135mm equivalent reach. I found I'd be called in to shoot a protest or a fire scene or etc, and I'd want to keep some distance. With fires, you never know the fumes present in the smoke. The three fuji bodies don't get too heavy for me, but I could never do this when I had the big DSLR rig going.

My daily carry setup is one of two Ona bags. I have the Bowery in canvas (leather does start to get too heavy with that bag) for days when I need all three bodies on me, plus a laptop or tablet. And when I only need one or two bodies and no computer, I use a leather bowery bag.

I find both bags to be outstanding in terms of both function and style. I can wear them with a tux or with jeans--in a boardroom or on a loading dock--and never have to think about it. All in all, I love this setup and it is, by far, the most productive set up I've worked with in my career. I can wear either of these bags, loaded with my equipment, all day long with only minor complaints about strain after even a long day of constant wear. I love the large pockets on the front of the ONA bags--they're among my favorite "front pockets" in the business. I only wish they had some sort of locking mechanism for slightly improved security when traveling.

Cell phone pics, but you get the idea.

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Edited by JackParrish, 23 October 2016 - 03:42 PM.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 10:21 AM

Here's my favorite setup. I have found, after trying out most bag versions over the years, that there is no perfect setup. It's not even fair to try. The best we can hope for is a bag that helps us feel some relief as we manage a portfolio of tradeoffs around what we want and what we need. it helps if it has some style to it, at least for professional work that requires moving in an out of a variety of offices and meetings over a week.

The best quality bags I've found are ThinkTank and Ona. Others are good, too, but even some of the really expensive bags out there have frustrating inserts, or stiffness in the bag, that makes them hard to work out of. For those who use their bags to transport their equipment from one table top to another, I think there is a larger selection of bags that check most of the boxes you need. But if you're going to be working out of a bag for longer stretches, there are just a lot fewer options where the tradeoffs don't become overwhelming pretty fast.

I don't carry around a bunch of loose lenses. I almost never change them when shooting out of a walking bag, and I've found that the best way to get the benefit of multiple lenses is by keeping them mounted on multiple bodies. For all my professional work, I use two XT2 bodies (XT1 before that) and then I have a "third body" for a third lens, or that I use in terrible weather (never want to chance it with the main bodies if I can avoid it). My third body, right now, is an XT1 that also serves as a very small "cocktail camera" when I need it to be as unintrusive as possible.

I keep the 23mm on a body almost always, and then either the 56mm or the 90mm fuji lenses on the other. If it's during the day, I generally have the 90mm on it as it's a great tradeoff for size against the 135mm equivalent reach. I found I'd be called in to shoot a protest or a fire scene or etc, and I'd want to keep some distance. With fires, you never know the fumes present in the smoke. The three fuji bodies don't get too heavy for me, but I could never do this when I had the big DSLR rig going.

My daily carry setup is one of two Ona bags. I have the Bowery in canvas (leather does start to get too heavy with that bag) for days when I need all three bodies on me, plus a laptop or tablet. And when I only need one or two bodies and no computer, I use a leather bowery bag.

I find both bags to be outstanding in terms of both function and style. I can wear them with a tux or with jeans--in a boardroom or on a loading dock--and never have to think about it. All in all, I love this setup and it is, by far, the most productive set up I've worked with in my career. I can wear either of these bags, loaded with my equipment, all day long with only minor complaints about strain after even a long day of constant wear. I love the large pockets on the front of the ONA bags--they're among my favorite "front pockets" in the business. I only wish they had some sort of locking mechanism for slightly improved security when traveling.

Cell phone pics, but you get the idea.

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n1UoPZ9.jpg

nysxfxu.jpg

stweOMQ.jpg

Wlr2ffW.jpg

Edited for spelling.


Hi jack .. the black ona bag . Are you sure is the bowery. It's look more like a prince or union street bag ??


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Posted 10 December 2016 - 09:24 PM

Well, technically it's not a bag, but for home storage, and great for transportation, I use the Pelican iM2100. Case fits nicely in the safe. Always in an environmentally / climate controlled area. Perfect size for MY gear. Will survive Zombie Apocalypse, etc...

 

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 07:14 AM

I'm new to the mirrorless world and the X-T2 will be my first venue with Fuji...do you think this bag will fit the X-T2 with grip attached? I plan on keeping the grip on most of the time.


Even the smaller Retrospective 5 can hold an xt with grip and an extra lens easily.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:57 PM

I now own four ONA Bags :

 

ONA The Bowery black leather : X-T2 + 16-55 f2.8 + 35f 1.4 (Day bag)

ONA The Berlin black leather : X-T2  + 16-55 f2.8 + 90 f2 + 35 f1.4 (Short trip bag)

ONA Prince Street black leather : X-T2 + 16-55 f2.8 + 90 f2 + 10-24 f4 + Tablet (Short trip bag)

ONA Brixton nylon black : X-T2 + 16-55 f2.8 + 90 f2 + 35 f1.4 + 10-24 f4 + 13" laptop (Travel bag)


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#135 Davy Crockett

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:15 PM

I have 2 very cheap and cheerful bags which I use regularly..

Dorr motion system photo bag - holds my XT1 with 16-50 lens, hood reversed, and 35mm f2 or 18mm f2 and 2 batteries

Ultra cheap canvas shoulder bag, satchel type with padded compartments which holds xt1, 4 lenses, 3 batteries, 2 chargers and usual bits

Now looking to buy a nice shoulder/satchel/messenger type bag which fits the class of the XT-1, some very nice bags on this thread

#136 xherion

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:22 AM

I currently have 2 bags:

 

In town walk around:

Billingham Hadley Small: 1 body + 2 lenses

14462494272_1293f9ccf9_z.jpgFuji Lineup 2 by Nick, on Flickr

 

 

Travelling overseas:

Normal vintage canvas messenger bag, plus camera inserts: 1 body + 3 lenses

 

14277213289_a7fdd84627_z.jpgMan's stuff 6 by Nick, on Flickr

 

And i am buying Ona Prince Street in smoke canvas next!!

Just because that bag is so damn sexy!



#137 michelangelo

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:41 PM

Can anyone tell me whether an XT-1 with Long Eyecup, and with 18-55 lens complete with lens hood attached, will fit lens down in an Apache 2 bag?  Specified measurements suggest it may be problematic.  I am considering both the Apache 2 and 4, but with advancing years the latter is bigger than I would like to carry everyday while walking around cities on holidays.

Hi

The short answer is yes  i have just tried it, fits ok  with lenshood mounted

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 05:16 AM

One of the most commonly cited reasons for people loving Fuji's offerings is the compact size and light weight of the bodies/lenses. And so it's interesting to me to see how many folks seem to like loading 'everything except the kitchen sink' into their bags. Personally, I'll sometimes carry my Think Tank Retrospective 5, but more often than not it's just my X100T or X-Pro/27mm in my hand and spare battery in my pocket. Then again, I shoot mainly street. I guess my approach is unlikely to work for pro wedding photographer.



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:11 AM

For a low cost option, I have just picked up an AmazonBasics Medium DSLR Gadet bag. I was looking for something small to carry a X-T20 with 10-24, 18-55 and 55-200. It holds this kit well and is deep enough to fit the body with 55-200 attached. It seems reasonably well made and is a ridiculous deal at $18.
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:05 AM

https://www.amazon.c...ywords=Cullmann

This is my everyday bag. Its size is perfect for a body plus three lenses or a body, two lenses and a x100. The concept is very similar to the famous domke f5xb, but the cullmann has a rear zipped pocket that is a perfect fit for the mobile Phone without opening the velcros every time.
I'm looking for a bag very similar to the Cullmann but with a zipper in the camera and lenses compartments. I don't like to show everybody what's in my bag every time I open it to take the keys, the wallet when buying or such things.
Maybe I will find that perfect bag!
(sorry for my english!)


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